Hyderabad: Sathya Sai Baba’s personal chamber opened

first_imgThe “Yajur Mandir”, personal chamber of the late Sathya Sai Baba at Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh was opened on Thursday, more than a month-and-a-half after his demise.Members of Sathya Sai Central Trust opened the mandir in the presence of a couple of senior revenue officials. Sai Baba’s personal caretaker Satyajit, who alone had the access to the chamber which is equipped with a biometric lock system, also accompanied the trust members and officials.However, what the trust members found inside the chamber still remains a mystery as both the media and the police had been kept away. ” We have no information from the trust members.Since it is a private issue, we have not made any attempt to go inside Yajur Mandir,” Anantapur SP Shahnawaz Khan said.Several devotees who gathered at Prashanti Nilayam demanded that the locks be opened in their presence. Relatives of Sai Baba found fault with the trust members for not being taken into confidence before opening the mandir . They wondered why there was so much secrecy about the process.The trust members, who entered the chamber at around 10.30 am, did not come out till 8 pm. Inquiries revealed that they were making an inventory of the material in the chamber, which would later be registered with the revenue authorities.In the evening, a senior official of the State Bank of India entered the premises, leading to speculations that the trust is planning to shift all of Sai Baba’s belongings, including valuables and documents, if any, in the bank lockers.advertisementFormer Chief Justice of India P. N. Bhagwati, one of the trustees, meanwhile, announced that he was quitting the trust as he had taken over as the vice- chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University.It has also been learnt that there were arguments among the members on the role of Satyajit. While some suggested that he be taken into the trust, Baba’s nephew and trust member R. J. Ratnakar opposed the suggestion.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more